Football Rumours Archive April 20 2007
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On their way to Aston Villa in the summer:
To the Huddersfield fan who thinks they're signing Kevan Hurst. Hurst is actually joining Scunthorpe on a 2 year deal at the end of the season. the deal was part of the loan agreement when we got him in January.
Plymouth Argyle have wrapped up a pre contract agreement for ex green Darren Currie. He will join officially on the 1st Of July.
David Dein will lead a take over bid of Arsenal with the backing of American billionaire Stan Kroenke Dein fears Arsenal are beening left behind by the top three
Next season with Hartlepool United getting automatic promotion they will bring in some lengthy player such as:
issah rankin Simon yeo daryl Duffy and home boy from Sheffield United youth team evan horwood evan is a certainty as he is now on loan to Darlington which am noh happy abwt buh u av to start sum were buh I am sure this will happen I av inside information as I used to play football for his dad and have recently heard from him.
LFC have clinched a permanant deal with Spanish midfielder daniel Alves I have also heard Liverpool will be buying Riquelme and Quaresma and the one and only andriej Voronin the move of David Villa to LFC is just a rumour Valencia will noh b selling him this season he wants to stay in Spanish football.
Liverpool have a deal in place for three established players. First is Dani Alves for 15m, this was agreed in January as Alves agreed a deal with the Seville chairman to leave in July. Second is Jonathan Woodgate for 6m, which is why he will not sign for Boro. Third is for Samuel Eto'o for 16m plus Sissoko. This will only go through if Valencia will not drop their asking price for David Villa, who is Rafas first choice striker. A number of young players from Europe and S. America will also be arriving at Anfield. The one Rafa wants most is Niguez of Valencia.
I went to see a man about a dog last night and he informs me that Arsenal are keeping tabs on young Man City forward Daniel Sturridge. This could see a double bid for both him and Micah Richards. Wenger is a bit hesitant about using a huge bulk of his warchest on these 2 players, however. Eboue is being courted by a couple of clubs in Spain and Italy but I have no concrete rumours on which ones. This will free up Hoyte to make the right back slot his own, unless Wenger desides to step in and challenge for Daniel Alves which is a possibility. Expect Gordon or Akinfeev to arrive in the summer with Lehmann moving on. Buffon will not sign due to very high wage demands. Nani, Joao Moutinho, Ribery, Abidal and Cahill are all possibilities for a boost to the squad to keep the blend of youth and experience. Expect to see Gilberto staying, Flamini, Ljungberg, Kerrea Gilbert, Baptista and Reyes all move out of The Emirates to make way for the other players.
A close source tells me that Man United have 4 vacancies in the team and have earmarked a number of players
Eto'o, Torres, Tevez, Defoe
Quaresma, Nani, Deco, Bentley
The only players heading out the exit door are Silvestre and Richardson and possibly Saha if he doesn't play again this season then that should be the writing on the wall.
Personally, I would love Tevez and Quaresma to join Man United. They don't need Hargreaves still can't see why they are pursuing him so desperatly. They have O'Shea
Hull city to sign
Ray Parlour (Full Time contract) 100%
Armand Traore (loan) because Ray Parlour still trains The Arsenalnal youth setup 85%
Gary Speed (free) 100%
o Donovan (500k) young midfielder from Cork City
The RUMOURS I have heard recently regarding Rangers is that Alan Smith and Robbie Fowler are both on their way to Ibrox. Also Scott Brown looks increasing unlikely to join Rangers or Celtic as he has offers from several Premiership clubs who are willing to pay over the odds to get him. Danny Koevermans is definetly on his way and Thomas Buffel appears to be staying put at Ibrox. My source is not always right but she assures these rumours are true. He has connections with the Ibrox Media Team. RS
Im an estate agent in Plymouth and our regional director has been out today with Robbie Fowler looking at property in the area.
Thought we will be signing him in the summer on a 2 year deal.
My dad works for a rumours paper in London and tells me that the following transfers will happen at Liverpool over the coming summer:
IN: Iaquenta&Zapater (CB) from Udinese for a joint fee of £7.5 million.
Simao will join from Benfica for £15 million.
Bale will arrive from Southampton for £10 million plus Danny Guthrie.
Benayoun to come from West Ham for around £5 million PLUS obviously Voronin on a free deal and Carson back from loan deal at Charlton.
The three remaniing French players will leave ie: Cisse / Pongolle / Le Tallec as will Dudek (free) / Paletta (loan) / Sissoko (Barcelona) / Gonzales (Real Betis) / Kewell (Tottenham) / Zenden (free) / Fowler (free)&Bellamy (Villa) .
Following the shock departure of David Dein, expect mass turnover at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger's future has been plunged into doubt as he got on really well with Dein, however the rumours about Thierry Henry leaving are unfounded. Henry is going nowhere - full stop. Mathieu Flamini, Phillipe Senderos, Jens Lehmann, Alexander Hleb, Jeremie Aliadiere and Freddie Ljungberg will be sold, while Julio Baptista will be sent back to Real Madrid despite his goal against Manchester City earlier this week. Spaniard Jose Antonio Reyes will surprisingly return to Arsenal in the summer, and will remain in north London due to a shortage of takers at the asking price set. Nicklas Bendtner will return from his loan spell, but Sebastian Larsson and Arturo Lupoli have already gone and Fabrice Muamba will join Fulham in the summer. A world class striker will be brought in, and the names I've heard are Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o, Robinho and Adriano. I'd expect Theo Walcott to be used more as a wide man next term alongside the inevitable signing of Franck Ribery, while Tomas Rosicky is going nowhere.
To the guy who thinks Walcott is going to Coventry on a seasons long loan is very wrong, he is definite in Arsene Wengers plans for next season
Also Lee Hendrie will certainly not be sgning for Coventry, he has expressed has desire to stay at the britania, if any where he will go to sheff utd,
Also Harry redknapp is interested in signing ricardo fuller from stoke, and going out of fratton park will be goal shy lualua for aound 2.5mil
Chelsea next season
gk: Cech, Cudicini, Hilario
rb: Alves, Ferreira
cb: terry, Carvalho, dacosta, Mexes
lb: bridge, A. cole
rm: swp, Quaresma
lm: Robben, joecole
cm: Ballack, Mikel, Essein, Diarra, sidewell
forw: Sheva, Drogba, Kalou, alfonso
As everybody knows NUFC have been a defensive nightmare for years. GR knows this and expect a major clear out and re shuffle at the back for the Toon this summer. He has always said he will go for proven talent in the premisership and not risk money on un proven foreigners like Luque. He will look to sign the likes of Woodgate, Brown, Davies and Bridge. We will probably get two or three of them. Expect to finally see the back of Bramble, along with Carr, Moore and sadly Harper too.
Expect Real Madrid to monitor aresn Wenger contract talks because if it doesn't go ahead you will see Wenger, fabergas, rosckiy and Henry to move to real. With Wenger at Real Madrid maybe he will store law and order there and some consistency. Also if Wenger goes to real expect ZIGIC the next big thing to rise in the football world! ZIGIC will be the next big thing since PELE!
Plymouth argyle having made a bid of £650,000 turned down for Oldham's Chris porter in January, will step up their interest in him at the end of the season, knowing that his contract runs out in the summer. Also Teddy Sheringham will sign for Plymouth on a 1 year contract.
Pavel Nedved will not go to Villa or Portsmouth but will link up agian with Thuram at Newcastle.
also Alves to Arsenal straight swap for Reyes with baptista back to Madrid.
Ronaldinho wants a change with AC Milan his prefferble choice Barcelona will demand Kaka be part of the deal which Milan will allow, nice punishment for Real Madrid for trying to tap Kaka up although this depends on Milan qualifying for the champions league.
Chelsea have a good team balance and will only bring in a right back and versatile defender who can play along the back line with Boularouz failing, migual will be the right back, Zaccordo of Palermo the versatile man.
Man United will bring in Hargreaves relegating Carrick to the bench he won't be happy considering his past performances also Nani, Giggs long term replacement.
Liverpool sighning Eto'o looks bleak again Barcelona will not let Eto'o go should Ronaldinho depart for Milan so you pool fans should hope Milan fail to qualify for the champions league, which will result in Ronaldinho staying allowing Eto'o to leave although it is still then no guarantee.
Further Rumours from inside St. Andrews. Caught up with my regular information steward after the Leicester game and he gave up the following:
Alex Ferguson payed Brucie a visit a couple of weeks ago and they were discussing hte possibility of a couple of season long loan moves. Kieren Richardson and Dong Fanzhuo have been shortlisted as possible loan targets but Ferguson has said only if BCFC get promotion as he wants them both playing regular Premiership football. Brucie also enquired as to the availability of Solskjaer on a permanent deal but was turned down as he is appaerntly retiring and going to be coaching in the United youth setup.
Additionally, Muamba will definitely sign but Bendtner will not. Andy Cole may stay if we go up and he can prove his fitness. Bricue is still working hard looking for young talent across Europe and is apparently stacking up a huge bill in flights as his scouts are all over the place. Everyone knows another clear out will happen if we go up: Forsell, Gray, Danns, Cambell, Tebily, Maik Taylor, Kilkenny and N'Gotty will leave. Ambitious Brucie has appently also tried to sound out: Loan move for Walcott, Robbie Fowler on the cheap, Stellios from Bolton, Koumas from WBA and Chopra from Cardiff. That all said - we need to get up first! BLUENOSE INSIDER
How many times do you people need telling Rafa has already signed Voronin so he will sign Huntelaar and that will be it for strikers until January at least.
My dads just come home from a holiday to Italy and brought home a few Italian rumours papers. reports suggest that De Rossi wants a move to Manchester United, this would br great rumours as he will be a bit cheaper than Hargreaves, around £13million shud secure him or a swap deal involving guieseppe Rossi + £5million. Other reports include Kaka moving to Chelsea allowing ronaldhino to go 2 Milan and Barcelona can finally get Frank Lampard. Also expect John Terry to go if mourhino goes (the main reason why he hasn't signed a new contract yet) . One report suggests taht the top four Premiership clubs are very keen on young florentina striker Pazzini, as he impressed during the u21 England vs Italy game.
Big rumours in Scotland are starting to emerge about Alan Smith coming to Rangers in the summer he was shown in the papers wearing a Rangers strip on holiday last year. Also doesn't matter what the papers say about Scott Brown going to England he will deffinetley be signing for Rangers in the summer.
Man United will be priced out of signing Hargreaves as Bayern don't want to sell, Saf will have to look elsewere for a cm with AC Milan's Gattusso the most likely target.
With chairman Dein leaving AFC and Dein's son who also represents HENRY see Henry with WENGER leave AFC. Expect major changes at AFC if Wenger should leave, with an English manager replacing Wenger. N'Zogbia will noot be moving to AFC but see AFC resign Sidwell for free.